Review: ‘Hamilton’ is history in the making

Written by Dana Casadei | Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:38 |

Sometimes a musical comes along that everyone is talking about. Like, literally everyone you’ve ever met.

“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not,” wrote Irish Modernist James Joyce, and The New Vic’s Spring Cabaret is a wonderful reminder of his sentiment in casual song and witty banter straight from four multitalented mothers themselves.

It had been five years since this world renowned group of jazz masters had gone on tour together before playing to a full house last Saturday night in Kalamazoo.

Anyone who loves dance knows there’s a special alchemy that transforms dancers’ expressivity when they perform with live music. There’s a heightened musicality, yes, but also potential for greater aliveness and responsiveness.

'Restaurant: Impossible' renovating Chez Olga

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:24 |

This month, the Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible is coming to Grand Rapids to renovate Chez Olga.

Documents show close relationship between ICE, GRPD when immigrants report crime

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Tuesday, 30 April 2019 16:35 |

Documents released over the past week by civil liberties advocates show a close relationship between the Grand Rapids Police Department and federal immigration agents, including sharing information about undocumented immigrants who report serious crimes to help gain legal status.

Affirming years-long claims by Democrats, voting rights advocates and casual fans of democracy, a federal court issued a staggering ruling April 25 saying Michigan Republicans have deceived their way to power.

Weird Cousin: Broad Leaf Local Beer is Brewery Vivant’s new relative

Written by Elma Talundzic | Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:09 |

From the passionate beer connoisseur to the occasional glass of beer drinker, chances are they’ve all made their way through Brewery Vivant’s doors at some point. The historic funeral home chapel turned microbrewery is well known for its farmhouse style ales and European-inspired eats.

Takeout Time: Call ahead, pick it up, eat it on the couch

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:04 |

It’s been a long day and you’re completely spent. Cooking is out of the question, much less grocery shopping for the ingredients. Even going to a sit-down restaurant feels like too much work. That’s when takeout descends from the heavens, here to save the day every time.

Kale Yeah! : West Michigan farmers offer fresh finds

Written by Special Advertising Section | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:59 |

Farmers markets offer so much more than just fresh-picked produce and homemade goods. They offer market-goers the opportunity to meet the hardworking residents responsible for growing their food and producing their goods. They inspire the community by connecting those within it through locally harvested food. 

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